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Less money because of rule of law issue?
May 7, 2018   
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Vera Jourova
Poland will lose at least 13% of its current EU financing under the 2021-2027 financial framework which reduces the block's outlays on cohesion policy and agriculture and proposes increased support for Southern Europe, the daily Rzeczpospolita writes citing an unnamed European Commission expert.
According to preliminary calculations provided by Gazeta Wyborcza daily, Poland will get at least EUR 8-10 billion less from cohesion policy fund.
Poland will also face considerable difficulties in negotiating the scale of EU funds as the latter will now be bound to independence of a country's judiciary, an issue still contested by Brussels when it comes to the recently reformed Polish courts, Rzeczpospolita notes.
European Commission could suspend funding for a country failing to comply with the rule of law, or even reduce the promised amount of money, EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova tells the daily citing legal expertizes that allow for such a step.
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